Activity International in Vietnam

We are local NGO in Vietnam and we provide supports to disadvantaged people at social support centers and schools.

Volunteering Activities

Childcare
Faith and Wellness
Fundraising
Healthcare
Social Work
Teaching
Women Empowerment

What We Need

We are seeking volunteers to assist with care and teach for around 1,000 disadvantaged people at the social support centers and schools in Da Nang city and Vi Thanh city in Vietnam. Here are the volunteer programs for you:

IN DA NANG CITY

- Physiotherapy, occupational therapy for disabled people: Volunteers assist with providing physiotherapy and occupational therapy to children and adults with mental and physical disabilities in the Social Support Center in Da Nang city. The volunteer will work closely with the Volunteer Vietnam physiotherapist and will learn the therapy exercises. You will spend approximately 12 hours per week in the physiotherapy program. When you are not working in the physiotherapy program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the teaching program and healthcare program.

- Care for children and elderly people: Volunteers assist with care for children and adults with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Da Nang city. Volunteers will work with a Volunteer Vietnam team member in healthcare activities at the Children’s Home, Social Support Center and School for Disabled Children. You will be working in the healthcare program for approximately 12 hours per week with a Volunteer Vietnam team member. When you are not working in the healthcare program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and teaching program.

- Teaching underprivileged children: Volunteers assist with teaching hygiene, English, arts and crafts, music and sports to the underprivileged children at two kindergarten schools in Da Nang city. During the week, volunteers and a Volunteer Vietnam team member will teach approximately 12 hours per week. This involves teaching at two kindergarten schools and teaching English classes to social workers and horticulture students at the Social Support Center. When you are not working in the teaching program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and healthcare program.

IN VI THANH CITY ( In Mekong Delta)

Physiotherapy, occupational therapy for disabled people: Volunteers assist with giving physiotherapy and occupational therapy for elderly homeless people with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Vi Thanh city. Volunteers will work at the Social Support Center with around 50 women, accompanied by the Volunteer Vietnam physiotherapist. As well, there are two physiotherapists who work at the center who will support us. The Volunteer Vietnam physiotherapist will teach volunteers the physiotherapy methods used and will work closely with the volunteers. You will work approximately 12 hours per week in the physiotherapy program. When you are not working in the physiotherapy program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the teaching program and healthcare program.

- Care for children and elderly people: Volunteers assist with healthcare to children and adults with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Vi Thanh city. Volunteers will work with a Volunteer Vietnam team member in healthcare activities at various times during the week at the Hoa Mai Half Way Children’s Home, the Social Support Center and the Primary School. You will be working in the healthcare program for approximately 10 hours per week with a Volunteer Vietnam team member. When you are not working in the healthcare program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and teaching program.

- Teaching underprivileged children: Volunteers assist with teaching hygiene, English, arts and crafts, music and sports to the underprivileged children at Bui Thi Xuan primary school in Vi Thanh city. During the week, volunteers and a Volunteer Vietnam team member will teach approximately 12 hours per week. This involves teaching at two kindergarten schools and teaching English classes to social workers and horticulture students at the Social Support Center. When you are not working in the teaching program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and healthcare program.

REQUIREMENTS:
- Minimum Age is 18 years
- Language skills: You need to speak English (basic level).
- Expected qualifications/ skills: Some experience in the nursing, physiotherapy, teaching or caring sector would be excellent, but is not essential. Passion in providing care and support. It is however essential that you have patience and are willing to learn and understand the local perspective on handling disabilities and teaching.

WHAT YOU CAN GAIN: Meeting and working with friendly people to make you feel at home, professional knowledge and experience at volunteer work. Contribution to the development of care, treatment and education for disadvantaged people. Opportunity to learn a new language and culture

When & Who

We need volunteers around the year
Yes, we require a minimum of 2 Weeks
Maximum volunteer stay is 12 weeks. Volunteers can do a combination placement which they can spend their time between 02 locations: Da Nang city and Vi Thanh city It is one hour flight between the two locations. The flight ticket costs roughly USD 40 for one way. It is at volunteers` cost.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Accommodation
Types: Volunteer House

For both locations. we accommodate volunteers in volunteer houses. The house is located 04 km from the city center. It is nearby the Social Support Center, the kindergarten schools and school for children with special needs. It is a three level house and there are 05 bedrooms equipped with AC, private toilets and bathrooms. Downstairs, there is a living room and kitchen area where the volunteers have meetings and meals. There is wifi internet, cable TV and laundry facilities. Some of our staff live in the house and are available to help you and give necessary guidance.

Meals
Types: Variety, Vegetarian

Volunteers are provided 03 meals per day from Monday to Friday plus breakfast on Saturday morning by our cooks. You’ll have a chance to enjoy both Western and Vietnamese cuisines in the volunteer house kitchen. You should budget for all other meals during the weekend. We will recommend some local restaurants near the volunteer houses where they serve Vietnamese food which is delicious.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
Electricity
Air Conditioning
First Aid
Hospital Transport
Bicycle
Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

$40 daily

We offer a full package of logistic, safety and programs to volunteers while they are volunteering with us. Your fees are for:
PRE-DEPARTURE SUPPORT TO VOLUNTEERS: Once you have confirmed your placement by paying the deposit, we will start making necessary preparation for your arrival. This includes getting volunteer permit and visa approval for your trip. Our staff are available to give the prompt information support to you to help you well prepare for your trip.
PICK UP AND TRAINING ON ARRIVAL: We will pick up on your arrival to the cities you will work and give you a 02 day training programs:
Day 1: A tour around the city you live and work. Program information session. Some language and culture instruction hours
Day 2: Showing you around the placement sites and this includes an observation session about the work
ACCOMMODATION/ MEALS AND TRANSPORTATION: We accommodate you in either volunteer house or room in a hotel nearby the volunteer house. Our cooks provide you 03 meals per day from Monday to Friday and Saturday breakfast. We transport you to work by safe transport such as volunteer care or taxi.
LOCAL SUPPORT STAFF: Our local staff team speak excellent English and they are available to help you work on the program. They are also willing to give you guidance in free time activities. Some of them live the volunteer house with you, so they can give you 24/7 support.
DONATION TO THE PROGRAM: 5 % of your fees will be used for extra food for the children and old people.


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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off
Orientation
Tours
Social Activities

- Pretrip- Assistance: We are able to communicate with you to help you best prepare for your trip. This includes helping you obtain a suitable visa for your trip, providing information and answering all questions about the living and working condition with us.
- Pick up: We will pick you up on your arrival to our cities` airport : Da Nang International Airport and Can Tho International Airport.
- On your arrival, we will give you a two day orientation and training program. This includes a tour around the city where you will live, training in volunteer work and Vietnamese language and culture. You will have opportunities to have dinners with our staff and other volunteers. The program will make you feel safe and sound on arrival and will provide a smooth entry into the organization.
- During your stay, we will help arrange some local tours for you to explore the nearby areas of the city. This includes an Easy - Rider tour around the cities ( at your cost), weekend tours ( at your cost) to the tourist places such as : Hoi An, Hue, Ba Na Hill near Da Nang city, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Phu Quoc near Vi Thanh city. Our staff are very helpful in giving advice and booking things for you.
- Social activities: You will have a chance to go out with our staff and local people for entertainment activities such as : coffee, sport events, dinner with a local family, birthday party of a friend, etc..From that, you will learn about Vietnamese culture.


Contact Person

Viet Dang
112 Hoàng Tăng Bí, Da Nang, Vietnam.
100% response rate , 8 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

The social centers and schools under our care have been going without enough food. medicine and education. We are seeking donations for the following projects:
- Milk and fruit for babies and disabled people
- Needed materials and supplies for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports activities for disabled people
- Needed materials and supplies for education for children with special needs
- School sponsorship for children with special needs at social support centers
- Sponsorship for extra physiotherapist and care-givers
- School bags, books and stationary for underprivileged school children
- 01 water filter for Bui Thi Xuan primary school
- 02 extra classrooms for Bui Thi Xuan primary school

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

We work in a team of 10 full time and part time staff. Most of them speak excellent English.

They are able to communicate with you to help you prepare for your trip, pick up and training on your arrival. They help you as translators when you are at the placement sites. They also help you prepare volunteer activities or plan teaching lessons.

Some of our staff live in the volunteer house and will help you with information when needed.

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It requires volunteers to obtain a volunteer visa to volunteer with us. We will help you obtain a volunteer visa.

HISTORY AND GOALS

Volunteer Vietnam was founded in 2004 by Viet Dang. Viet firstly volunteered as an English teacher. He then met worked with many international volunteers who came and support Vietnam. He was extremely impressed by what they could contribute to his country. In 2004, Viet decided to set up Volunteer Vietnam with the hope that he could get more international support to Vietnam. Since then, we have been placing around 2,000 international volunteers in Vietnam.

It is our goal is to run an ethical volunteer program through out Vietnam which give daily aids to around 1,000 disadvantaged children, women and homeless people in Central Vietnam and Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

We focus on healthcare, education and social welfare for the children, women and homeless people. Volunteers will have a broader volunteer experience while participating to different activities in a day meanwhile they still learn some work for their carer and profession.

Our volunteer placements are safe and friendly. We provide most of daily needs to volunteers when they are on the programs. This includes safe volunteer houses, meals, support staff and transport to work. Our staff team are professional in taking care of volunteers and organizing things for their stay. Volunteers will have some free times to explore the country attractions such as: beautiful beaches, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Imperial City in Da Nang and beautiful lakes, rivers, channels and gardens in Mekong Delta. Volunteers will live locally with Vietnamese people so they will have many chance to learn about the Vietnamese language and culture.

SOCIAL IMPACT AND ACHIEVEMENT

The social support centers, children homes and schools we support have been going on without enough food, healthcare, education, care-givers and teachers. This has been causing them many health problems, illiteracy.

We provide volunteers for the following programs:
- Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social care to around 400 disabled people
- Care for around 200 children and elderly people
- Teaching hygiene, English, arts, sports to around 400 disadvantaged children

We also sponsor other needs to the centers and schools:
- Extra food, fruit and milks
- Sponsorship for extra care-givers and teachers
- Monthly out door activities for the people
- Need equipment and materials for physiotherapy treatment
- School supplies for children
- Water filters for needed people